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Old 02-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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convince me

o.k. i drive a ram 2500 4x4 2001 - i was looking at an unlimited 2012 wrangler crush color 4x4 - really like it please convince me it`s the way to go instead of getting the 1500 ram outdoorsman .....

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Can you take the top and doors off of the Ram?




Convinced yet?

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Ram 1500 Pros:

The Ram is more powerful. Has more room. The Ram has a more comfortable ride. You can tow stuff with the Ram. You can haul a ton of stuff in the bed. You'll likely spend less in the long term on the Ram.

Ram 1500 Cons:

It is not a Jeep.

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Easy decision. Get a Jeep.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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i was looking at an unlimited 2012 wrangler crush color 4x4 - really like it

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please convince me it`s the way to go
Depends on what you wanna do with it. Ultimately, it's your decision, and no amount of effort on my part should convince you to go against your own gut.

But, like 4fit said...
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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We traded in my Ford Super Duty 7.3L for an Unlimited. I MISS my truck, but the Unlimited was the best option for a replacement vehicle after serious consideration of our current and near future towing needs. Meaning, we have not been showing horses much in the last 5 years and I don't see that changing soon. The Unlimited will do everything we need it to and then some. The Freezer makes the sadness of Kitty being gone fade away a bit. If the price on a comparably equipped F250 had not DOUBLED in the last 10 years, we "might" have gotten a new truck instead. But! You can't tell me that the Super Duty's are that much better. Sorry, but I am not paying $70K on something that I don't really have an everyday use for and when I don't see that the trucks are that much better to warrant that much of a price increase. I just don't see it!

No one can "convince" you of anything. You have to make the best choice for yourself and your situation. If we could have afforded and had the space to keep the truck AND get the Unlimited, we would have. It is really nice to have the capability of covered storage for moving stuff we don't want to get wet or when we buy plants during the spring. There are advantages and disadvantages to both vehicles. All that being said, I saw that they have Kitty up for sale at the Dealership. It did hurt my heart a little, as I had her for 11 years as my DD.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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I traded my Ford F150 super crew in for the unlimited. I liked my truck, but I love my jeep.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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The only real benefit the Ram has is towing. So unless your hauling a camper or 30 foot boat on a regular basis get the Jeep.

Long story short get the Jeep.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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I went from a 07 Chevy Avalanche to the 12 JKU Rubicon...

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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Did you ever use your truck bed? Will you have enough cargo room in the Jeep?

That's the only thing I miss about my truck sometimes, ability to throw bulk items in the lined bed. Or haul the ATVs without using a trailer.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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Traded my Ram quad cab for my jk then bought a 5x8 trailer. Never looked back and now have a vehicle that is fun to drive! I don't have heavy hauling to do and the trailer is much easier to load my bikes on.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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In the ten years I've owned my Jeep, no one has ever asked me to help them move.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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In the ten years I've owned my Jeep, no one has ever asked me to help them move.
^ This too. at least they never asked me to drive.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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^ This too. at least they never asked me to drive.
LMAO...... Hadn't thought about that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #15
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I'm sorry, but threads like this are some of the silliest stuff I see on here.

If you have so much trouble knowing your own heart on what is easily considered a major purchase, then talk to a friend or a trusted advisor...you know, as opposed to approaching the group of anonymous strangers on the internet that are already biased towards one option.

Sorry to spoil the party.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:04 PM   #16
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It really is a Jeep thing. That not just a saying. If you drive it and love it then it's for you. A Jeep is not a power house or a luxury vehicle and hopefully never will be even though it's getting closer. A Jeep is not for everyone.

It's about taking the top off and having fun. It's about the roughness of the Jeep and it's offroad abilities. A Jeep is like a Harley, there is just something about them that says America
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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You could do what I did and buy a Jeep (money pit) and a cheaper truck (2000 S10, paid cash) and have the best of both worlds.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #18
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I'll help you be silly.

I bought a 2500 Ram 4x4 and drove it since 2005. I still need it for RV towing, etc.

I'm tired of using it as a DD.

After a year of searching, I found the perfect 08JK for my life style.
And it nestles in nicely by the RV and Ram.

Hope you can find whatever satisfies your needs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #19
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When you drive by a gnarly trail in your pickup, you say to yourself "I'll have to come back with my ATV and go check out that trail sometime."

You don't drive *by* gnarly trails in your Jeep. You drive up the gnarly trail, right now
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Bought my first jeep last month after only owning pickup trucks. Pickups are handy and my toyota tacoma was a great truck reliable 4 banger and good on gas. But one complaint, it was boring to drive. The jeep is just plain fun, I actually look forward to driving it everyday.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #21
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Keep the truck and buy a new Jeep. That's what I did. Best of both worlds.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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Ideal: one of each. Find a good deal on a used. That is what I did. 11 F-150 ecoboost and 09 unlimited.

Do you own the truck? Nice not having payments.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #23
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+1 on Weed Hopper's response. I also kept the truck (2003 Dodge Dak, paid-off years ago) and bought the Jeep.
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I hear you loud and clear.
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I'm sorry, but threads like this are some of the silliest stuff I see on here.

If you have so much trouble knowing your own heart on what is easily considered a major purchase, then talk to a friend or a trusted advisor...you know, as opposed to approaching the group of anonymous strangers on the internet that are already biased towards one option.

Sorry to spoil the party.
I'm sorry, but posts like this are the silliest thing I see on here. If the guy wants to get some input from a Jeep forum, people who ACTUALLY OWN JK'S, this seems like a fairly logical place to get that kind of information. It goes without saying that he should consider unbiased sources, confidants as well. How your post could possibly do anything more than stir up BS is beyond me.
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It's about taking the top off and having fun. It's about the roughness of the Jeep and it's offroad abilities. A Jeep is like a Harley, there is just something about them that says America
Drove a YJ for 22 years of which maybe a month every year in the summers with the windshield down, everywhere and anywhere, city and outside. Had more 's from hardcore Harley's than anyone else. Harley Jeep head positioned at a certain angle to deflect the wind, shades on with the wind blowing, rough engine bumpy and all that cool sh!t.

Jeep's as hardcore as it gets.
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I'm sorry, but posts like this are the silliest thing I see on here. If the guy wants to get some input from a Jeep forum, people who ACTUALLY OWN JK'S, this seems like a fairly logical place to get that kind of information. It goes without saying that he should consider unbiased sources, confidants as well. How your post could possibly do anything more than stir up BS is beyond me.
That's funny, I agree with strider.
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That's funny, I agree with strider.
Then PM strider and make bestest buddies forever and ever. The OP asked for advice from the members of this forum, not for advice on where to get advice.
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Then PM strider and make bestest buddies forever and ever. The OP asked for advice from the members of this forum, not for advice on where to get advice.
It's my opinion. Deal with it little girl.

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